'07 class - The projects

These guys have a ton of raw talent, but need time in the weight room and with the coaching staff before they will compete for playing time.

DE Kyle Bell (6-2, 220 | case file) - A raw prospect who has just started to discover his skills at defensive end where has played just 11 games after switching from wide receiver his senior year.  The coaches believe Bell can add 20-30 more pounds and keep his quickness.

OL/DL Castro Masaniai (6-3, 244 | case file) - It is still to be determined where Masaniai will line up, but the coaches hope to add some meat to his lanky frame and get him in the 300 pound range.  He is a blue collar type of player who will work hard wherever he ends up.

WR Leaualofa Liilii (5-9, 165) - When this speedy receiver turns on the jets it looks like his body is trying to keep up with legs.  He tracks the ball well and runs well in traffic.  He has a lot to learn, but the bigger issue, right now, are his grades.

DE David Pa'aluhi III (6-0, 215 | case file) - Pa'aluhi has just one year of high school football under his belt, but it was a good one as he earned third team all-state honors.  He has a motor that doesn't stop and he likes to get physical as he is one of the top wrestlers in Hawaii.

OL Kevin Pankey (6-5, 255 | case file) - A high character individual with great footwork.  This all-league player projects at tackle on the offensive line after he adds some muscle.

OL Rory Ross (6-4, 250) - Another lanky player with the frame to easily add 40-50 pounds.  His high school coach thinks it is skies the limit for this second team all-league offensive lineman.  Ross will grayshirt and enroll in Jan. of 2008.

DL I'amafana Tuimalealiifano (6-1, 235 | case file) - A hard nosed player who played tackle in high school but will probably line up at defensive end in Corvallis.  Earned honorable mention all-state honors as a senior.

OL Una Smiley (6-6, 280) - A decorated offensive lineman in both the prep and JUCO ranks Smiley's football future is in limbo after being shot while on a recruiting trip to New Mexico.  The coaches love his size and strength, but he never may put on a football uniform again.

WR Brandon Wimberly (6-1, 185) - Racked up over 750 yards receiving and eight touchdowns as a senior earning all-city honors.  Wimberly could have easily moved up into the sleeper category.


Yesterday - The sleepers

Tuesday - The future stars

Monday - The cream of the crop

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